Duck Race

Shrewsbury River Festival’s Duck Race in Aid of The Shrewsbury Ark

We want to raise as much money as possible for The Shrewsbury Ark and have therefore decided to spread the net wide and sell ducks for the race online in advance.

Please note: These are pedigree ducks kept on a special diet and exercise regime in the lead up to the race. They have been out on early morning recons of the river, silently watching the subtle flows of the currents and eddy swirls that could make or break their chance of winning the big race on the day. Whereas the ducks available on the day have mostly been kept in a bag in a shed since last year… Pick your contestant wisely!

Our pedigree ducks are available to buy online for £2.00, with proceeds going to The Shrewsbury Ark. (Online shop coming shortly. Thank you for your patience.)

The Shrewsbury River Festival committee are still compiling the list of prizes for the race and we will list these in due course; but, it’s not about the prizes – it’s about raising lots of funds for the terrific work that The Shrewsbury Ark does with the homeless in Shrewsbury. So, please do come and join in the fun!